For those languishing in fantasy football basements, it’s clear that a great free agent is now available for those suffering with Sam Bradford as their starter. Carson Palmer is now a viable starter again in the NFL after escaping from Mike Brown’s basement and he replaces Jason Campbell not only for the rest of the year but likely for the foreseeable future.
But how will Palmer do? You can expect him to definitely enjoy his time in Oakland. With a running game that will keep defenses honest, Palmer has several options to go to. Darrius Heyward-Bey was developing some chemistry with Campbell and Palmer has to hope he can do the same. He’s the burner on the outside that can take advantage of Palmer’s arm strength.
Denarius Moore provides another emerging target and Derek Hagan is a possibility to step up as well. Kevin Boss hasn’t erased any memories of Zach Miller yet, but Darren McFadden is also as asset as a receiver out of the backfield.
My guess is that Palmer throws for 2,500 yards. 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. If that’s better than what you have, then that’s a solid bet on the waiver wire.